Proverbs 17:9

“He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 17:9

He that couereth a transgression, seeketh loue; but he that repeateth a matter, separateth very friends.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who keeps a sin covered is looking for love; but he who keeps on talking of a thing makes division between friends.
- Basic English Bible

He that covereth transgression seeketh love; but he that bringeth a matter up again separateth very friends.
- Darby Bible

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
- Webster's Bible

He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.
- World English Bible

Whoso is covering transgression is seeking love, And whoso is repeating a matter Is separating a familiar friend.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that harpeth on a matter estrangeth a familiar friend.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 17:9

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:9


17:9 Covereth - That conceals as far as he may, other mens faults.


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